Ivan G’Vera played Vivian Alamain’s (Louise Sorel) sidekick, Ivan Marais from 1996 – 2002.

Ivan was once nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for ‘Outstanding Male Scene Stealer’ for Days. He married present wife Renata in 1990, before his long stint on Days.

After his departure from the show, he wasn’t seen much until last year, when he portrayed the Venice Hotel Concierge in the James Bond remake ‘Casino Royale’. An excellent movie, if you’ve not seen it. Definitely great to see Ivan in any capacity, even if it’s not with our dear Vivian!

Speaking of Louise Sorel, (Vivian Alamain) we’ve followed her career from Days from 1992 – 2000 and on to her short stint in 2000 as Donatella Stewart in Port Charles, and then on to Judge Kaye Campobello, from July 2001 – 2003. During this time, Louise accumulated five Soap Opera Digest Awards, and three nominations. What a feat! What an actress! She’s still sorely missed by fans, who open new threads in our message boards, asking after her!

Did any of you happen to catch Louise playing a short part on Passions in 2004? We missed out, unfortunately, but we consoled ourselves earlier by watching a clip or two on Youtube. we added them to my favorites. Check them out!